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STRATHCLYDE BRITISH
Sub-Roman British (DBA II/81d)

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Using the late Sub-Roman British (II/81d) sublist, this army represents the northern British Kingdom of Strathclyde circa 540-945 AD.  In particular, it represents the army of Riderch (Rhydderich) Hael, King of Strathclyde (c.532-612), who contested with the Picts for supremacy in the north and then turned back the Anglian tide in wars with Diera and Bernicia   Hael was one of the few Dark Age Kings of the period to survive multiple campaigns to die "on his pillow" of old age, and he is connected in Viking tales with Myrrdin (Merlin) who sheltered in his court, and with Wayland the Smithy, who produced a sword presented by Hael to Merlin that may be the basis for the mythical Excalibur. The army is comprised of Essex figures selected from their 15mm Dark Age range, with a few immigrants from Essex' Saxon and Viking ranges.  The figures are painted by David Kuijt and feature a mix of hand-painted shields and the outstanding Little Big Man Dark Ages shield rub-ons, along with a LBM banner.

Riderch Hael with Nobles and Retainers (3Cv/Gen & 3Cv)

[ Close-up]

Nobles and Horsemen of the Hill Country (3Cv & 2Lh)

[ Close-up of Checkered Tunic Horseman]

Pedyt (4Sp)

Pedyt (4Sp)

Pedyt (4Sp)

Pedyt (4Sp)

Archers (2Ps)

For those who wonder why Strathclyde Brits instead of Arthurians, this army is slated for use in a four player Northern British Dark Ages campaign featuring the Stratchclyde Brits, the Scots-Irish of Dalriada, the Picts of Fortrui, and the Angles of Diera and Bernicia.


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Last Update: 18 August 2015

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